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Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, founding dean of the School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University, discusses the theory of the sixth mass extinction and how it relates to climate change, as well as  his insights into the new museum at the Edelman Fossil Park, expected to open in 2023

Video: Dr. Ken Lacovara discusses climate change, the sixth mass extinction, and new museum

The following is a series of videos produced by SJ Climate News that features interviews with Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, founding dean of the School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University. Dr. Lacovara,...

Scene in North Camden NJ by Blake Bolinger is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Is Camden turning into a “sacrifice zone?”

Colin Cameron, Staff Writer June 15, 2022

Rowan University hosted a screening of the documentary, "The Sacrifice Zone" about environmental degradation in Newark, followed by an open discussion about environmental justice issues in both Camden...

Greenwave by wirewiper is marked with CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

A vision for clean transportation in Atlantic and Salem Counties

Colin Cameron, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Residents and policymakers from Atlantic and Salem counties came together this spring to brainstorm ideas about how to develop clean, carbon-neutral transportation in the region. The discussions took...

Photo: “When did the sixth extinction begin, and who is responsible for it?” courtesy of Ashley Dawson 🌊 by anokarina is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0.

Previous mass extinctions are linked to climate change: Are we headed for a sixth?

Gurkirat Dhillon and Colin Cameron April 6, 2022

Dinosaurs were some of the most incredible and massive creatures to walk on Earth. After ruling as the dominant species for 165 million years, they perished at the end of the Cretaceous Period about 65...

A visualization of the Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park Museum overlooking the fossil  digging area. Image courtesy of KSS Architects and Ennead Architects.

Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park Museum Goes Net-Zero

Colin Cameron and Gurkirat Dhillon March 15, 2022

Hidden behind a shopping center in Mantua Township lies a key to the prehistoric, an unfamiliar world ruled by dinosaurs that abruptly ended 65 million years ago.  The seemingly ordinary marl quarry...

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